Orphan Trains

Written By Stephen O'Connor
Orphan Trains
  • Publsiher : HMH
  • Release : 04 November 2014
  • ISBN : 054752370X
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Orphan Trains by author: Stephen O'Connor which was release on 04 November 2014 and published by HMH with total page 384 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The true story behind Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel is revealed in this “engaging and thoughtful history” of the Children’s Aid Society (Los Angeles Times). A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphan Trains fills a grievous gap in the American story. Tracing the evolution of the Children’s Aid Society, this dramatic narrative tells the fascinating tale of one of the most famous—and sometimes infamous—child welfare programs: the orphan trains, which spirited away some two hundred fifty thousand abandoned children into the homes of rural families in the Midwest. In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant children, whether orphans or runaways, filled the streets. The city’s solution for years had been to sweep these children into prisons or almshouses. But a young minister named Charles Loring Brace took a different tack. With the creation of the Children’s Aid Society in 1853, he provided homeless youngsters with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family out west. The family matching process was haphazard, to say the least: at town meetings, farming families took their pick of the orphan train riders. Some children, such as James Brady, who became governor of Alaska, found loving homes, while others, such as Charley Miller, who shot two boys on a train in Wyoming, saw no end to their misery. Complete with extraordinary photographs and deeply moving stories, Orphan Trains gives invaluable insights into a creative genius whose pioneering, if controversial, efforts inform child rescue work today.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
  • Author : Stephen O'Connor
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : The true story behind Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel is revealed in this “engaging and thoughtful history” of the Children’s Aid Society (Los Angeles Times). A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphan Trains fills a grievous gap in the American story. Tracing the evolution of the ...

Orphan Train

Orphan Train
  • Author : Christina Baker Kline
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel The Exiles, coming August 2020. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly ...

The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains
  • Author : Alice K. Flanagan
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s....

We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains
  • Author : Andrea Warren
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004-03
  • Total pages : 132
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own....

Orphan Train

Orphan Train
  • Author : Verla Kay,Ken Stark
  • Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Illustrations and rhyming text tell the story of a sister and two brothers who become orphans, are taken in, and make a journey aboard an orphan train to separate new homes....

Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider
  • Author : Andrea Warren
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers....

The Orphan Train

The Orphan Train
  • Author : Steve Brigman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-03-03
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : TEN-YEAR-OLD JAMES CANNOT IMAGINE THE FATE THAT AWAITS HIM AND THE PRETTY LITTLE GIRL WHO SITS NEXT TO HIM ON THE INFAMOUS ORPHAN TRAIN. ..".a superb, coarse-grained voice that makes you want more...the Ozark's new narrator who will stand with Alan Le May, A.B. Guthrie, and of course, ...

The Orphan Train Volume 1 Jim

The Orphan Train   Volume 1   Jim
  • Author : Philippe Charlot
  • Publisher : Bamboo
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : 1990 – In his upscale New York residence, Harvey is not surprised when Jim visits him. He has been expecting him for seventy years. They met on a trip of the « Orphan Train Riders ». They were among the tens of thousands kids from the streets who were sent to the American West ...

Orphan Train Behind the Story

Orphan Train   Behind the Story
  • Author : Jillian Warman
  • Publisher : Behind the Story
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Total pages : 58
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Christina Baker Kline wanted to do something she’d never done before: write a work of fiction based on historically accurate information. And if that’s not difficult enough, she faced incredible heartache in the midst of writing the book. But, Kline never gave up on her writing, pushing through ...

Orphan Train

Orphan Train
  • Author : James Magnuson,Dorothea Petrie
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Release Date : 1979-12
  • Total pages : 287
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Read online Orphan Train written by James Magnuson,Dorothea Petrie, published by Fawcett Books which was released on 1979-12. Download full Orphan Train Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Orphan Train Riders

Orphan Train Riders
  • Author : Tom Riley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : New York City in the nineteenth century could be a brutal place for a child. A magnet to immigrants and the poor in search of jobs, the city was also a haven for gamblers, thieves and murderers. When adults fell victim to alcoholism, prostitution or drug addiction, their children were ...

Mystery of the Orphan Train

Mystery of the Orphan Train
  • Author : Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : The Aldens visit an old Kansas inn that's full of secrets! Nobody knows why a famous photographer visited the inn just to take a single picture. And what about the other legendary guest—a heroic young stranger who'd come west on an "orphan train?"...

The Orphan Train

The Orphan Train
  • Author : Susan Nanus,Barbara Anselmi,Sasha Nanus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 62
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : Rachel wants to run away from home and is unwittingly transported back to 1927 when orphan trains carried destitute city children to the Midwest for possible adoption. This charming show for young audiences by the author of The Phantom Tollbooth focuses on how divisions created by race and class can be ...

Orphan Train Riders

Orphan Train Riders
  • Author : Kay B. Hall,Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
  • Publisher : Orphan Train Heritage Society
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : From 1854 to 1929 about 150,000 orphans from New York City and the surrounding area were placed in homes in the Midwest and West. The children were sent out on "Orphan Trains."...

The Orphan Train

The Orphan Train
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 054752370X
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Summary : The Orphan Train was an organized welfare program that transported orphan, unwanted, or abandoned children from the crowded Eastern cities largely to foster homes in the rural Midwest. Two charitable institutions, the Children's Aid Society and later the Catholic New York Foundling Hospital, endeavored to help these children. They developed ...